Aged care organisations need to advocate for provider access to upload documents to residents’ My Health Records, a rural provider has told the sector’s national technology conference.
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Australia’s aged care service organisations have joined forces with the federal government’s digital health agency to contact members and highlight the benefits of the expansion of My Health Record to an opt-out program.
An aged care facility in southern NSW is reaping the benefits of digital health after connecting all of its residents to the national e-health system.
Australia is “data rich but information poor” about what’s really going on in residential aged care, according to an aged care researcher.
Aged care, doctors and pharmacists groups are calling for seamless digital integration between aged care and health records.
Residential aged care facilities could be a key beneficiary of Australia’s new e-health system, so why aren’t more engaging?
The My Aged Care platform will get a $3.1 million funding boost in 2017-18 to improve ICT system performance and efficiency, the government announced in last night’s budget.
Using digital technology to enable and empower informal carers is a priority of the digital health agency and its forthcoming national strategy, says the agency’s CEO Tim Kelsey.
The Federal Government has officially launched the revamped national digital health record ahead of the opt-out trials, which will see the automatic registration of one million Australians in the two test regions.
Far North Queensland and the Nepean Blue Mountains region of New South Wales will host the opt-out eHealth trials, Minister for Health Sussan Ley has announced.
Aged care should be a participant in the trials of an opt-out national e-health record system but further investment is needed in the sector, say leaders following the Federal Budget.